North Shore motorists share thoughts on rising gasoline prices
Gasoline prices rose dramatically over the weekend, pushing Monday’s national average above $4.06 a gallon, the highest price American motorists have faced since July 2008, according to the Associated Press.
The price of regular gasoline is now up nearly 50 percent from a year ago.
Meanwhile, calls are increasing for the United States to ban imports of Russian oil, and that is adding to prices that were rising long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The conflict, however, has helped push U.S. gasoline prices up 45-cents a gallon in just the past week.
How is that affecting North Shore motorists filling their tanks locally?
WTIP’s Rhonda Silence headed to the gas pumps to find out.